September 2006


News & Culture27 Sep 2006 08:46 pm

Ok, ok, so it’s an old story. But we just found it online today. Our favorite cartoon series, Futurama, is back in production again:

According to Daily Variety, [Comedy Central] has acquired exclusive cable TV rights for five years starting January 2008, and is shelling out a whopping $400,000 for each episode. Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim has Futurama until December of 2007.

Yippee!

News & Culture26 Sep 2006 08:52 pm

Here are tonight’s news items that I’ll be talking about on when I join my friend, David Lawrence, for my weekly segment on his radio show, The David Lawrence Show:

No End in Sight: Data Breach Tally Approaches 100 Million

3 AOL Subscribers Sue Over Data Release

No Kidding, HP Sponsors ‘Privacy Innovation’ Award

Internet Privacy Group Files Complaint Against AOL

HP Chairwoman Leaves in Spying Furor

News & Culture & Punditry19 Sep 2006 08:58 pm

Here are tonight’s news items that I’ll be talking about on when I join my friend, David Lawrence, for my weekly segment on his radio show, The David Lawrence Show:

Seattle-area man exposes Craigslist sex ad responders

Gonzales Wants ISPs to Save User Data

No Kidding, HP Sponsors ‘Privacy Innovation’ Award

Rising Stakes in the Spam Wars

HP Chairwoman Leaves in Spying Furor

News & Culture & Punditry15 Sep 2006 09:07 pm

Here are tonight’s news items that I’ll be talking about on when I join my friend, David Lawrence, for my weekly segment on his radio show, The David Lawrence Show:

Embattled H.P. Chairwoman to Step Down

Second Life Loses Data

Plame Sues Armitage Over CIA Leak

News & Culture & Politics07 Sep 2006 10:07 am

After reading the current controversy about the ABC “docu-drama” The Path to 9/11, it’s pretty clear that the wholesale story line fabrications, extensive right-wing connections of the producers, and the propaganda-laced Student Study Guides are what pass for masturbation fodder for Bush Administration loyalists.

So, today I had an idea for a docu-drama: the story opens with Robert Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Co., snorting cocaine off the belly of an underage Thai hooker. He has a flashback to a drug-fueled orgy he had with George W. Bush in the 1970s in which he learned the finer points of snorting cocaine off hookers’ bellies. He is roused from his stupor by the insistent clatter of a unicorn banging its horn against the door jamb of his hotel room, reminding him he’s late for his meeting to discuss some script notes about Pirates of the Caribbean III.

I think it’s a winner. It’s quite fanciful, but by throwing in one true story element — George W. Bush’s coke habit — the rest of the “docu-drama” can be just as easily passed off as reality, much as ABC hopes to do with The Path to 9/11.

Before you send me hate mail, I realize how absurd my story premise is. Iger would never involve himself in script decisions… he has people to do that for him.